In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, NoOption5L@aol.com
> Big Al wrote:
>> Anyone know if the new Mustang Cobra will have a solid or independent
>> axle? If it ever comes out:)
> It's going to be a solid axle. According to Ford, most Mustang
> enthusiasts like to drag race and there's nothing better than a solid
> axle for that. Plus, Ford says a solid axle helps keep the price down
> by a couple grand.
> Personally, I like both reasons.
It's just ford bullshit. They can put an IRS in a simple base level family
sedan in austrailia. Ford can also build one that can hold up to drag
racing just fine. They simply choose not to do so with the mustang
because most buyers in the USA won't notice. Then they can pocket the
money they don't spend on development. And I doubt it keeps the price
down to us any. The price is what they think the market will bare and
not a penny less.
The top mustang here in the USA doesn't even get the same consideration as a
grocery getter in another country. In the USA it's all about marketing
and getting away with cheapening the product in any way they can.
Will I put up with this? If it's the only definency, the price is really
$40K, they really do build it to demand so I can just order one, there
are aftermarket corrective actions I can install myself, and I haven't
said 'the hell with it' and bought something else by the time it